The January 2023 edition of Cycling Plus is out now, complete with a pull-out 2023 calendar and pair of cycling socks for every reader. It's also our 400th edition, so there's special content including the best tech of our lifetime and a 400km ride on £400 bikes, plus four Shimano 105 bikes on test at the two grand price point, winning advice for time-crunched cyclists, how to keep riding this Christmas and much more.

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Special 400th edition

The new issue marks the 400th edition since we began life in 1992, and we've celebrated by picking the very best tech since then, complete with groupsets, clothing, wheels, disc brakes, chamois cream and more...

It wouldn't be an anniversary edition without a special (see overly ambitious) ride as well, and that's what we've done with our 400km challenge on £400 bikes from Decathlon and Halfords. The route? Our own road-based version of the King Alfred's Way around the southwest.

Shimano 105 showdown

In our major bike test this month we rate four bikes from Canyon, Giant, Scott and Trek boasting Shimano’s latest 105 groupset and with pricetags around £2,000.

New tech

Cycling’s best tech section offers reviews of Roval's new do-it-all race wheels, commuter kit, mudguards, plus the best Christmas ideas for cyclists.

In-depth features

In Features, we reveal a festive blueprint for enjoying your most cycling-friendly Christmas yet, author Simon Warren battles a C2C route in a day, and we report from the 2022 edition of the handmade bike show, Bespoked.

And in the Training Zone section, there’s a masterclass on how to maximise your riding time, plus recipes and the latest cycling science analysed.

Subscription offer

To mark our 400th edition, we've launched a special subscriber offer complete with 13 issues for £40 (saving 49% on the shop price) and a Syncros IS Coupe bottle cage and thermal toe warmers for every new subscriber.

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